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This show closed on February 17, 2019

About Underground Railroad Game

The history teachers at Hanover Middle School have an R-rated lesson in store. Take your seat.

Today’s subject is race, with a little sex, history and power on the side.

Let’s have fun with it.

Let’s play a game.

Yes, you’re all invited to watch.

Underground Railroad Game is a darkly comedic take on how the post-colonial world has become jaundiced by its racially-charged backstory. With repartee, acuity and nudity, creators and performers Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard interrogate the confusion of arguments and stereotypes that have arisen from the shadows of Western society.

The New York Times heralds it as one of the best, most influential American plays of the last 25 years. Join Malthouse Theatre on this wild ride, conducted by the original 2017 Obie Award-winning company, straight from the USA.

There’s a shift-in-your-seat experience to be lived here. What you get from it will depend on how you play the game.

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Strictly for audiences aged 18+. This show is not suitable for children.

In-all-ways sensational.
The New York Times

Malthouse Theatre

113 Sturt St, Southbank, VIC 3006

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